September 13 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Hundreds of demonstrators gather during Sean Spicer speech at Northeastern Illinois University; man ‘detained by security’ after jumping onto stage – MARIE FAZIO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-sean-spicer-protest-20190913-5clioz4tjjddbisocubi33r35i-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: If flavors are banned, vape shop owners warn they’d have to close — and e-cig users would go back to regular cigarettes – Lisa Schencker
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-vaping-shops-illnesses-20190913-xos5bbr72zhiblncdmyklb5fx4-story.html
— US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states – AP
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-bc-us-med–vaping-lung-damage-20190912-story.html
— ‘What more important issue is there for Chicago than gun violence?’ asks local CEO, one of 150 urging Congress to act – ROBERT CHANNICK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-ceo-gun-violence-congress-letter-20190912-76xxifxohjbcpoky6rgqec7xgm-story.html
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD IN NAPERVILLE SUN: Committee goal: Motivate Naperville residents to complete 2020 census so city gets every tax dollar it can, officials say – ERIN HEGARTY
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/ct-nvs-census-count-organizations-prepare-st-20190912-gjc2h5luo5axlapufgucmnmuou-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— FBI files shed light on nearly a century of threats to Chicago politicians — and an alderman suspected of being a secret communist  The ire that’s been directed over the years at political figures in Illinois often has been about race, patriotism and gun control, according to a new Sun-Times database compiled from FBI reports. – Robert Herguth (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have threatened me.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/13/20842056/fbi-files-illinois-politics-database-chicago-alderman-threats
— A cautionary tale for undocumented immigrants: You can make no mistakes A traffic stop can be enough to set in motion deportation. – Marlen Garcia (DIERSEN: According to my critics/opponents, mistakes that I have made include: my not glorifying and praising them, my not pandering to them, my not serving as one of their operatives or dupes, my not giving them money, and/or my suing them.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/12/20862784/undocumented-immigrants-cicero-cristian-avalos-merino-deportations-asylum

DAILY HERALD
— Video gambling regrets? Long Grove officials raise concerns after granting sixth license – Bob Susnjara (DIERSEN: Allowing video gambling in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190913/video-gambling-regrets-long-grove-officials-raise-concerns-after-granting-sixth-license
— Constitution change is best hope for state’s ‘solvable’ pension crisis – Brett Rowland
https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20190913/constitution-change-is-best-hope-for-states-solvable-pension-crisis
— Why do apartments bring schools more students than expected? Dist. 204 wants to know – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/why-do-apartments-bring-schools-more-students-than-expected-dist-204-wants-to-know

ALTON DAILY NEWS
— Illinois Towns Down to Wire on Weed Decisions – Cole Lauterbach (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
http://altondailynews.com/news/details.cfm?clientid=17&id=290697#.XXt7A5h_OM8

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Canton’s marijuana dispensary plans to start selling at 7 a.m. New Year’s Day – Hannah Schrodt (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.pjstar.com/news/20190912/cantons-marijuana-dispensary-plans-to-start-selling-at-7-am-new-years-day

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Local dispensary eyes East Side for second pot shop – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190912/local-dispensary-eyes-east-side-for-second-pot-shop

FOX ILLINOIS
— Trump vows to protect 2nd Amendment after gun briefing – AP
https://foxillinois.com/news/nation-world/trump-vows-to-protect-2nd-amendment-after-gun-briefing

NPR ILLINOIS
— Democratic Debate Exposes Deep Divides Among Candidates Over Health Care – DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/democratic-debate-exposes-deep-divides-among-candidates-over-health-care#stream/0
— O’Rourke Promises To ‘Take Your AR-15,’ But Americans Are Split On Buybacks – BRANDON CARTER
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/orourke-promises-take-your-ar-15-americans-are-split-buybacks#stream/0

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that if you do not promote LGBTQ activity, they will get rid of you.
https://www.centralillinoisproud.com/digital-originals/illinois-officials-conducting-survey-on-crimes-against-lgbtq-community/

KENDALL COUNTY NOW
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Kendall County Board votes down ordinance barring marijuana businesses – KATIE FINLON (DIERSEN: Allowing recreational pot to be sold in their municipality or in the unincorporated parts of their county is one more reason for religious voters, conservative voters, and Republican voters to leave Illinois.) 
https://www.kendallcountynow.com/2019/09/13/kendall-county-board-votes-down-ordinance-barring-marijuana-businesses/aplv11s/

PLAINFIELD PATCH
— Will Co. Young Republicans Plan Walmart Open-Carry Protest The group plans to protest Walmart’s new policy banning open carry and decision to restrict ammunition sales. – Joe Ward 
https://patch.com/illinois/plainfield/will-co-young-republicans-plan-walmart-open-carry-protest

CHICAGO MAGAZINE
— The Last Time Illinois Was a Battleground State You didn’t see Hillary Clinton in Daley Plaze ahead of Election Day 2016, and you won’t see next year’s nominee there either. But that wasn’t always the case. – EDWARD MCCLELLAND
http://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/September-2019/The-Last-Time-Illinois-Was-a-Battleground-State/

BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
— Reparations Resolution To Go Before City Council Next Week: ‘It’s Time’ A coalition of local officials and activists are ready to bring the case for reparations to Chicago. – Jamie Nesbitt 
https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/13/reparations-resolution-to-go-before-city-council-next-week-its-time/

PROPUBLICA ILLINOIS
— As Students From China Flock to University of Illinois, Lawsuit Alleges Ex-Professor Targeted Female Chinese Students The allegations came at a time when the flagship campus at Urbana-Champaign was enrolling more Chinese undergraduates during some years than any university in the U.S. – Jodi S. Cohen
https://www.propublica.org/article/as-students-from-china-flock-to-university-of-illinois-lawsuit-alleges-ex-professor-targeted-female-chinese-students

WIREPOINTS
— Illinois vies with Florida for most city housing markets “turning ugly” – Wirepoints Original – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/report-illinois-vies-with-florida-for-most-city-housing-markets-turning-ugly/

ILLINOIS FAMILY INSTITUTE
— Largest Illinois High School District Opposes Single Sex Locker Rooms
https://illinoisfamily.org/podcast/podcast-largest-illinois-high-school-district-opposes-single-sex-locker-rooms/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Warren endorses broad pathway for illegal immigrants – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin (DIERSEN: To come America illegally and/or to stay in America illegally demonstrates gross disrespect of America and gross disrespect for the rule of law.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/elizabeth-warren-endorses-broad-pathway-illegal-im/
— Jorge Ramos opens Democratic debate with message to Hispanics: ‘Our country too’ – S.A. Miller and Seth McLaughlin
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/12/jorge-ramos-opens-democratic-debate-message-hispan/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Many of us Hispanics will vote again for President Trump. We want legal immigration, immigrants who integrate and assimilate into American society, we don’t want the Balkanization of every city across America. Illegals don’t integrate, they create little enclaves that are drug and crime infested HellHoles as we have here in Chicago. Thats why we Americans of Hispanic descent support President Trump. Build that Wall And Build it Tall! Tired of all these illegals coming here and continuing their criminality on a daily basis. Never vote Democrat unless you want communities festering with ongoing crime sprees like we have in here in Chicago and ignored by the Kleptocratic Democrat party.)

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Mitt Romney says he is ‘not planning’ to endorse Trump for 2020 elections – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mitt-romney-says-he-is-not-planning-to-endorse-trump-for-2020-elections

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— Pompeo Urges Hollywood to Reject Chinese Censorship Secretary of state wants film industry to tell the truth about China – Bill Gertz
https://freebeacon.com/national-security/pompeo-urges-hollywood-to-reject-chinese-censorship/

BREITBART
— Beto O’Rourke Falsely Claims Border Wall Kills ‘1000s’ of Illegal Aliens – John Binder
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/fact-check-beto-orourke-falsely-claims-border-wall-kills-1000s-of-illegal-aliens/
— Elizabeth Warren Wants Citizenship for Illegals Who ‘Work in the Fields’ – John Binder (DIERSEN: What bad jobs have you had? According to my critics/opponents, all the jobs that I had were bad jobs that they would never stoop to take. I did yard work and delivered newspapers 1962-1964; washed dishes 1964-1966; cleaned golf shoes, chipped slag, and pumped gasoline in 1966; delivered mail 1966-1969; worked on an automobile assembly line and as a security guard in 1970; sold tires, automotive services, and major appliances 1970-1971; pumped gasoline 1971-1972; collected delinquent taxes 1971-1980; and audited federal agencies 1980-1997.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/12/elizabeth-warren-citizenship-illegals-work-fields/

BLAZE
— Agitated Nancy Pelosi responds angrily to reporters before storming off briefing – Carlos Garcia (DIERSEN: I should write a book about how activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be religious, conservative, and/or Republican have responded to me since 2000.) 
https://www.theblaze.com/news/pelosi-angrily-shuts-down-briefing

DAILY CALLER
— Michelle Malkin Prepares Protest Rally Against ‘Sanctuary’ Montgomery County – Jason Hopkins
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/13/malkin-montgomery-illegal-immigration/
— Joe Biden Roars Into Vicious Third Debate – PETER HASSON
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/13/joe-biden-democratic-debate/

NEWSMAX
— RNC Rips Dem Presidential Hopefuls – Jeffrey Rodack 
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/rnc-democrats-candidates-debates/2019/09/13/id/932540/

CNS NEWS
— O’Rourke: USA Should Date Its Creation to 1619 When First Slaves Came, Not to 1776 (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Democrats promote hatred of you. How soon will Democrats force everyone in America wear badges that show the year that their ancestors immigrated?) 
https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/orourke-usa-should-date-its-creation-1619-when-first-slaves-came-not-1776

PJ MEDIA
— Fascist Fangs Come Out at Dem Debate – STEPHEN KRUISER
https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-morning-briefing-fascist-fangs-come-out-at-dem-debate/

NATIONAL REVIEW
— Why Last Night’s Debate Was Both Comically Bad and Painfully Annoying – JIM GERAGHTY
https://www.nationalreview.com/the-morning-jolt/why-last-nights-debate-was-both-comically-bad-and-painfully-annoying/

COMMUNITIES DIGITAL NEWS
— Clueless Democrats continue the fight for power over America – Jacquie Kubin 
https://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/clueless-democrats-continue-fight-power-over-america-122728/

NOQ REPORTS
— Two presidential candidates attended conference conducted by gay- and Jew-hating Islamists – Chastity Mansfield 
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/13/two-presidential-candidates-attended-conference-conducted-gay-jew-hating-islamists/

EPOCH TIMES
— Trump Urges House Republicans to ‘Fight Like Hell’ for 2020 – EMEL AKAN
https://www.theepochtimes.com/trump-urges-house-republicans-to-fight-like-hell-for-2020_3080032.html

BIZ PAC REVIEW
— Buttigieg insults voters; anyone who backs Trump on immigration ‘supports racism’ – Tom Tillison
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2019/09/13/buttigieg-insults-voters-anyone-who-backs-trump-on-immigration-supports-racism-824616

INSIDE SOURCES
— Mandate E-Verify to Stop Abusive Employers – Mark Thies
https://www.insidesources.com/mandate-e-verify-to-stop-abusive-employers/

ROLL CALL
— Census falling further behind in hiring outreach staff Partnership specialists are critical to reach hard-to-count populations – Michael Macagnone (DIERSEN: Who leads the illegals (broken out by the country that they are a citizen of) in your neighborhood, in your precinct, in your municipality, in your township/ward, in your county, in Illinois, and America?)
http://www.rollcall.com/news/congress/census-falling-behind-hiring-outreach-staff

THE HILL
— The public charge rule keeps America great – DALE WILCOX
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/461044-the-public-charge-rule-keeps-america-great
— House antitrust panel seeks internal records from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook – HARPER NEIDIG (DIERSEN: What do the aforesaid companies think of those who share your demographics?)
https://thehill.com/policy/technology/461246-house-antitrust-panel-seeks-internal-records-from-amazon-apple-google-and

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit – KEVIN FREKING and JUANA SUMMERS
https://www.apnews.com/cd15d9e646c74f648ae05b12e123b485

CNN
— After vaping-related illness, teen now has lungs like ‘a 70-year-old’s’ – Jacqueline Howard and Michael Nedelman (DIERSEN: How old are your lungs? My lungs are 70 years old. Nevertheless, that does not stop me from putting a GOPUSA ILLINOIS email together and sending it out each and every morning and each and every evening too.) 
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/11/health/vaping-lung-illness-illinois-teen-profile/index.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Pot pushers use vape problems to push legalizing of pot.
https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/13/business/cannabis-vaping-deaths-legalization-regulation/index.html

CBS NEWS
— Illinois Right to Life aims to stop Illinois from becoming the “abortion capital of the Midwest” – KATE SMITH
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/illinois-right-to-life-aims-to-stop-state-from-becoming-the-abortion-capital-of-the-midwest/

NEW YORK TIMES
— Elizabeth Warren’s Social Security Plan: Raise Benefits by $200 a Month – Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley (DIERSEN: My Social Security is only $176.50 a month because I get a Civil Service Retirement System pension.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/us/politics/elizabeth-warren-social-security.html
— Google Says a Change in Its Algorithm Will Highlight ‘Original Reporting’ – Marc Tracy (DIERSEN: I should write a book about my competitors who unethically do everything that they can to make their posts look like “original reporting.” Unlike them, GOPUSA ILLINOIS posts stress a) the source of the article, b) the title of the article, c) the author of the article, and d) the unhidden hyperlink.) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/business/media/google-algorithm-original-reporting.html
— Two Men in Japan Dared to Take Paternity Leave. It Cost Them Dearly, They Say. – Motoko Rich
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/world/asia/japan-paternity-leave.html
— AUGUST 24, 2003 FLASHBACK: The New Couples Next Door, Gay and Straight – Kate Zernike (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity. According to City-Data at http://www.city-data.com/city/Wheaton-Illinois.html, for Wheaton: “Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households Gay men: 0.2% of all households” Those who promote LGBTQ activity in Wheaton stress “OneWheaton.” SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OneWheaton)
https://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/24/us/the-new-couples-next-door-gay-and-straight.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Mark Demich and Kevin Hengst, the couple across the street, are not actually married. Still, in the seven years they have lived in this Chicago suburb they have become like the Buckinghams, the Therrons, the Siconolfis — just another young family in the neighborhood, socializing porch to porch on summer evenings. Choosing the suburbs over the city, Mr. Demich and Mr. Hengst feared they would be The Gay Couple. But even in Wheaton — the home of an evangelical Christian college that until last year prohibited drinking and dancing, the seat of a reliably Republican county — they have found plenty of company. Sixty gay men and lesbians turned out for a wine-tasting a few weeks ago. About 30 played softball at a local park on a recent Saturday. . .In Wheaton, Mr. Demich, 42, said he liked the diversity. ”Of families,” he explained, after a brief pause. ”As opposed to city culture, where everything is around gay life, gay events. That’s not really the way America lives.” When he and Mr. Hengst decided to move to the suburbs, they told their real estate agent, ”Anything but Wheaton,” knowing its conservative reputation. Then they found the perfect house. They hung out a Gay Pride flag, and the neighbors invited them to a block party. The couple said they would bring fruit salad. ”Everyone broke out laughing,” Mr. Weinberg, a contractor, recalled. ”They were making fun of it, which went over well.” Neighborhood children have confronted the couple with questions: Do you two sleep together? Do you have wives? Their parents cringe, but also say they consider themselves, and their children, fortunate. ”Growing up in a good Catholic family, I didn’t even know about anything like this,” Ms. Weinberg said. ”It wasn’t thrown in front of me. These kids, if they don’t see it now, they’re going to see it soon. Living on a block like this is more the real world.” A few blocks over the train tracks, Ladd McClurg and Brad Ogilvie had similar concerns about moving to Wheaton when Mr. Ogilvie accepted a job in town. Mr. McClurg, who grew up in the Mormon faith, being taught that gays were sinners, said he arrived with ”almost a visceral disdain” for Wheaton’s many churches and their members. ”I learned to discover they’re not all bigoted,” Mr. McClurg said. ”There are a lot more variations on the middle out here than I was willing to give credit for.” Still, gays here say they step carefully to avoid causing offense. Betty Burns and Lisa Rechkemmer say they would never hold hands or hang out a pride flag for fear of upsetting their good relations with the neighbors. Mr. Ogilvie and Mr. McClurg display the flag, but resist the urge to hold hands unless they visit the city. One lesbian in Wheaton talked about how accepting her neighbors were, but did not want to be identified by name because she feared the kind of hate calls she and her partner received when they moved in two years ago. Mr. Demich and Mr. Hengst had to go to six or seven churches before they found one that did not preach that homosexuality is a sin. The church they chose, St. Paul Lutheran, had declared itself ”open and affirming” to gays five years ago, but only after a struggle. The decision was prompted not by gay parishioners — there were none at the time — but by a young man who had been baptized and confirmed in the church who died of AIDS. ”It lifted the issue,” said Marianne Avery, a member of the church council that debated the change. ”It was, ‘This is our children, this is not about letting someone in.’ ” Still, a handful of members left. ”What if they show up in drag?” the Rev. Melody Eastman, the pastor, recalled one woman asking.)

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Government Orders Google: Let Employees Speak Out National Labor Relations Board settles political-bias claims raised by former and current Google employees – Rob Copeland (DIERSEN: The federal government gets rid of its employees who oppose political affiliation discrimination, reverse discrimination, and/or age discrimination.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/government-orders-google-let-employees-speak-out-11568284582
— Five Cities: Living on $50K a Year How far does the average entry-level salary go? It depends a lot on where you live. – Francesca Fontana (DIERSEN: In today’s dollars, when you were young, what was your salary? In today’s dollars, my IRS salary was $46,554 in 1971 when I was 22; $56,945 when I was 23; $68,897 when I was 24; $82,579 when I was 25; $85,333 when I was 26; $88,086 when I was 27; $90,839 when I was 28 and 29; and $93,592 when I was 30. In today’s dollars, my GAO salary was $74,024 when I was 31 and $89,572 when I was 32. The aforesaid salary plus my Firestone Stores salary 1970-1972 enabled me to a) buy a new 1972 Corvette in 1971, b) pay for graduate business courses at Loyola 1972-1976 and graduate accounting courses at DePaul 1976-1980, c) buy a new town home in University Park in 1972, d) buy a studio condo in downtown Chicago in 1974, e) buy a one bedroom condo in downtown Chicago in 1976, f) get married in 1978, g) buy two new cars in 1978, and h) buy a home in Wheaton in 1978. I a) earned a bachelor’s degree in management from NIU in 1970 when I was 21, b) earned an MBA from Loyola when I was 27, c) passed the CPA examination on my first attempt when I was 30, d) earned a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul when I was 31, e) passed the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt when I was 32, and f) became a licensed CPA when I was 32.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/five-cities-living-on-50k-a-year-11568296902
– How Do You Tax a Baby Boomer? A smaller labor force will force the taxman to turn to consumption and wealth to fund old-age benefits. – Joseph C. Sternberg
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-do-you-tax-a-baby-boomer-11568325330
— U.S. Deficit Tops $1 Trillion for First Time in Seven Years – Kate Davidson (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, because my Democrat superiors in the federal government wasted my career and forced me take early retirement, my wife and I are a) spending more than our income and b) spending our lifetime savings.) 
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-deficit-tops-1-trillion-for-first-time-in-seven-years-11568318776

BLOOMBERG
— Vaping Was Called Safer Than Smoking. What Happened? – Anna Edney
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-13/vaping-was-called-safer-than-smoking-what-happened-quicktake

FORBES
— Will Washington Ban China Securities From Pension Funds? – Kenneth Rapoza
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/09/13/will-washington-ban-china-securities-from-pension-funds/#76ea299e5865

GAZETTE
— GOP challengers to Trump welcome in Iowa (sort of) State Republican Party promises to roll out ‘welcome mat’ to Trump primary opponents (DIERSEN: How welcome are GOP Trump challengers in your neighborhood, in your municipality, in your township/ward, and in your county?) 
https://www.thegazette.com/subject/opinion/staff-columnist/iowa-republican-party-allows-trump-primary-opponents-in-2020-caucus-20190913

PITTSBURG POST GAZETTE
— Trump urges GOP representatives in Baltimore to ‘share the story of what we have achieved’ – JEFF BARKER AND JEAN MARBELLA
https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/09/12/Trump-Baltimore-GOP-House/stories/201909120219

HARTFORD COURANT
— Cigna working to help employees identify unconscious bias – Steven Goode (DIERSEN: The federal government wants its employees to be biased against its employees who are Republican, White, male, and/or non-veteran who did not make GS-13 (currently $98,198) by age 25, GS-14 (currently $116,040) by age 30, GS-15 (currently $136,495) by age 35, and Senior Executive Service (currently $165,500) by age 40. Far too many organizations want their members to be biased against their members who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.) 
https://www.courant.com/community/bloomfield/hc-news-bloomfield-blind-spots-20190913-567ggkdtyfbbrglgi53fnl42vm-story.html

ATLANTIC
— FEBRUARY 12, 2012 FLASHBACK: The Life of a Political Operative, Explained – DAVID A. GRAHAM (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes paint themselves as being political operatives or political dupes for those who dominate the Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Central Committee, Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton.) 
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/the-life-of-a-political-operative-explained/253130/

FED WEEK
— Yes, CSRS Still Exists – And So Do Its Benefits Offsets (DIERSEN: Because I get a CSRS pension, my Social Security is dramatically reduced.)
https://www.fedweek.com/publishers-perspective/yes-csrs-still-exists-and-so-do-its-benefits-offsets/

INMAN
— Discrimination fears keep LGBT homebuyers on sidelines: Poll 46% of LGBT renters fear discrimination from neighbors, agents and sellers, according to a report by the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals – MARIAN MCPHERSON (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, you are demonized, denigrated, and condemned if you do not promote LGBTQ activity.)
https://www.inman.com/2019/03/26/discrimination-fears-keep-lgbt-homebuyers-on-sidelines-report/

(FROM THE ARTICLE: Furthermore, Berger says agents have to be careful not to steer clients toward “gayborhoods,” which are areas widely known to be LGBT friendly and have a high LGBT population. Although LGBT clients may directly ask about these neighborhoods, Berger said it’s important to show them every neighborhood that meets their needs and direct them to local LGBT centers and organizations for guidance.)

September 12 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Documents Reveal New Details of Hastert Payments
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/New-Details-Of-Hastert-Payments-560179901.html
— Report Reveals ZIP Codes With Highest and Lowest Incomes in Illinois
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/report-reveals-zip-codes-with-highest-and-lowest-incomes-across-illinois-560045021.html

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin City Council directs staff to draft zoning, tax ordinances for legalized pot sales – GLORIA CASAS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-elgin-recreational-pot-st-0913-20190912-hhojagk7orgq5a5zbqwlncbnlm-story.html
— State revenue from casinos continues to drop as Illinois prepares for massive gambling expansion – Dan Petrella
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-illinois-gambling-report-20190912-ga56b2vu5bcrfaobgq53iu5w3e-story.html
— After Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz dismisses Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s invitation to visit Chicago, she repeats familiar refrain, ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-political-stunt-20190912-iegaobhg2vavnn3s5s7gmpjvni-story.html

— It’s time to talk about how government consolidation could benefit the south suburbs – TED SLOWIK
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/opinion/ct-sta-slowik-township-municipal-consolidation-st-0912-20190911-ex3bpce6tne7vjgccx6yhxfutm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— DISGUSTING: Tight-knit female lawmakers behind legal marijuana have new nickname State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, admitting she’s the most foul-mouthed of the group, said she came up with the name “Cannabitches” as a counterweight to a more wholesome moniker that had been ascribed to them: “The Marijuana Moms.” – Mitch Dudek 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/9/12/20863091/legal-marijuana-cannabitches-kelly-cassidy-cannabis-pot
— Cruz on Lightfoot’s call to visit Chicago to discuss gun violence: ‘The invitation as I perceive it is to a political circus.’ ‘Oh, I’d be happy to go to Chicago, said Cruz, immediately qualifying his answer. ‘But given the tone and anger in her response, I’m not sure we would see a civil or substantive conversation rather than just a political show.’ – Lynn Sweet and Fran Spielman
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/12/20862594/ted-cruz-lori-lightfoot-chicago-visit-guns-violence
— Chicago schools CEO Jackson keeps cool at House hearing after GOP lawmaker presses her about immigrant students “For the immigrants you invite into your sanctuary city, how many come with immigrant children, how many come with both parents, how many one parent, how many no parents?” Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis. asked CPS CEO Janice Jackson. – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/11/20861796/chicago-schools-ceo-jackson-cool-hearing-gop-lawmaker-asks-immigrant-students

— Is hope of casino jackpot a sucker bet? State’s gambling tax revenue booming, but it’s not from casinos   Gambling generated a record $1.4 billion for the state over the last year, but that’s despite a seventh straight year of declining returns from Illinois’ 10 existing casinos. Six more casinos in the pipeline could ‘exacerbate’ the problem, a state commission found. – Mitchell Armentrout
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/12/20863409/illinois-casino-revenue-gambling-expansion-video-report

DAILY HERALD
— OUTSTANDING: Long Grove village board rejects recreational marijuana sales – Bob Susnjara
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/long-grove-village-board-rejects-recreational-marijuana-sales
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Elgin council leans toward ‘yes’ on marijuana sales in town – Elena Ferrarin
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190912/elgin-council-leans-toward-yes-on-marijuana-sales-in-town

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Record UI enrollment tops 50,000 for the first time – Julie Wurth
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/record-ui-enrollment-tops-for-the-first-time/article_f2468682-d575-11e9-ba77-1bada33fdc7c.html

ALTON TELEGRAPH
— Expensive campaign expected for Illinois progressive tax vote – Greg Bishop
https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Expensive-campaign-expected-for-Illinois-14434616.php

DAILY EGYPTIAN
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Carbondale community trains ICE rapid response team – Jacob Lorenz
https://dailyegyptian.com/95556/news/carbondale-community-trains-ice-rapid-response-team/

KMOX
— SIUE students still can’t smoke marijuana on campus after it’s legalized There are state laws preventing smoking and being under the influence at public colleges. – MARIA KEENA
https://kmox.radio.com/articles/news/siue-students-cant-smoke-marijuana-after-legalized-illinois

HIGHLAND PARK PATCH
— TRAGIC, DISGUSTING: City of Highwood Plans for a Recreational Marijuana Dispensary Highwood Among the First Cities in Illinois to Express Interest in Sale of Recreational Marijuana
https://patch.com/illinois/highlandpark/city-highwood-plans-recreational-marijuana-dispensary

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Mumps Infect Illegal Aliens at McHenry County Jail
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/mumps-infect-illegal-aliens-at-mchenry-county-jail/ 
— John Pletz Sets Up Saturday Morning Coffee for Evelyn Sanguinetti and Justin Hansen
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/john-pletz-sets-up-coffee-for-evelyn-sangrinetti-and-justin-hansen-saturday-morning/ 
— IL 66th District: Allen Skillicorn and Carolyn Schofield Speak at West Dundee, Skillicorn Endorsed by Jeanne Ives, Schofield Endorsed by Don DeWitte
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/il-66th-district-allen-skillicorn-and-carolyn-schofield-speak-at-west-dundee-skillicorn-endorsed-by-jeanne-ives-schofield-endorsed-by-don-dewitte/ 
— McHenry County Taxpayers Hit for Almost $21,600 for Jack Franks’ Family Health Insurance
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/12/mchenry-county-taxpayers-hit-for-almost-24000-for-jack-franks-family-health-insurance/ 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party chairman: Contract agreement with AFSCME workers is ‘legalized bribery’ – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513520644-chicago-republican-party-chairman-contract-agreement-with-afscme-workers-is-legalized-bribery

CAPITOL FAX
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Pot pushers push pot.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/12/looking-on-the-bright-side-6/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Facebook sanctions Netanyahu page over ‘hate speech’ policy – Zachary Halaschak
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/facebook-sanctions-netanyahu-page-over-hate-speech-policy

AMERICAN THINKER
— Elizabeth Warren’s Indian-persecuting ancestors pile up – and she’d like you to pay the reparations – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/elizabeth_warrens_indianpersecuting_ancestors_pile_up__and_shed_like_you_to_pay_the_reparations.html

DAILY CALLER
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Apologizes To Illegal Immigrants ‘On Behalf Of The United States Of America’ – JUSTIN CARUSO
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/12/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-illegal-immigrants-apologize/

DAILY SIGNAL
— Supreme Court Lets New Trump Asylum Restrictions Take Effect – Kevin Daley 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/09/12/supreme-court-lets-new-trump-asylum-restrictions-take-effect/

DAILY WIRE
— The Democratic Party Is Fatally Attracted To Hardcore Leftism – JOSH HAMMER
https://www.dailywire.com/news/51709/hammer-democratic-party-fatally-attracted-hardcore-josh-hammer

PJ MEDIA
— ‘Islam Hates Us’: Democrats Attack Trump for Honest Observation – RAYMOND IBRAHIM
https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/islam-hates-us-democrats-attack-trump-for-honest-observation/

BLAZE
— Chick-fil-A opening at Purdue U. irritates gay student body president, faculty. But over 3,000 petition signers see things a little differently. Restaurant is set to open on campus in fall 2020 – Dave Urbanski
https://www.theblaze.com/news/chick-fil-a-opening-at-purdue-u-irritates-gay-student-body-president-faculty

— Parkland father exposes how killer was enabled by Obama’s school-leniency policies ‘The left, they don’t want to hear my story’ – Breck Dumas
https://www.theblaze.com/news/parkland-father-exposes-how-killer-was-enabled-by-obamas-school-leniency-policies

CAMPUS REFORM
— Illinois prof. helps lead effort to ‘cancel’ Sean Spicer on-campus appearance – Jon Street
https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=13698

THE HILL
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because immigrants vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor.
https://thehill.com/opinion/immigration/460765-the-us-mexico-border-situation-is-an-opportunity-not-a-crisis

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— Pope dismisses ideology of conservative U.S. critics – NICOLE WINFIELD
https://www.rep-am.com/news/world/2019/09/12/pope-dismisses-ideology-of-conservative-u-s-critics/

WASHINGTON POST
— North Carolina’s special election is great news for Trump’s reelection chances – Henry Olsen
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/11/north-carolinas-special-election-is-great-news-trumps-reelection-chances/

September 7 Morning Edition

ABC7
— Indiana confirms 1st death linked to vaping, 5 deaths confirmed nationwide – AP
https://abc7chicago.com/health/indiana-confirms-1st-death-linked-to-vaping-5-deaths-confirmed-nationwide/5520723/

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Head of Chicago non-profit supported by NFL and Roc Nation apologizes for dreadlock cutting Old posts by Crushers Club founder Sally Hazelgrove began circulating on social media. In one, Hazelgrove, who is white, is shown with scissors in her hands as she announces she’s going to cut the dreadlocks of a black teenager. 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/6/20852853/nfl-roc-nation-crushers-club-dreadlock-cutting
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants who need/want public assistance because those immigrants vote for Democrats.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/9/6/20853332/trump-immigration-green-card-public-charge-tammy-duckworth-chuy-garcia-brighton-park-icirr

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Roots festival lets Aurora celebrate its diversity – DAVID SHAROS (DIERSEN: For a “Diversity” event while I worked for the Democrats who ran GAO, my Democrat GAO superiors required us to disclose not only our national origin, but the when our ancestors came to America. I should write a book about my GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinates who were especially anti-German. Then I should write a book about those who were especially anti-Protestant.)
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/ct-abn-roots-aurora-st-0908-20190907-tshqa2sqmbednenk2upmtxa3re-story.html

DEKALB DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb already fielding interest from marijuana merchants – KELSEY RETTKE
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/09/06/dekalb-already-fielding-interest-from-marijuana-merchants/al2pi6r/

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Champaign council member: Cannabis-cultivation facility ‘would be a great economic boost for our area’ – Ben Zigterman
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/champaign-council-member-cannabis-cultivation-facility-would-be-a-great/article_c387f276-0498-52af-b751-94b33c9ff3bd.html

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Legalized marijuana and gambling in Springfield
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190906/under-dome-podcast-legalized-marijuana-and-gambling-in-springfield

WREX
— Guidelines for recreational marijuana released (DIERSEN: Of course, soon, Democrats will relax these guidelines.)
https://wrex.com/category/2019/09/06/guidelines-for-recreational-marijuana-released/

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Former State Rep. Peter Breen pleads with voters to take the power over legislative maps out of Michael Madigan’s hands – W.J. Kennedy
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513485906-former-state-rep-peter-breen-pleads-with-voters-to-take-the-power-over-legislative-maps-out-of-michael-madigan-s-hands

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— CHICAGO AREA GAY AND LESBIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Beyond the Pride Parade: Celebrating True Lgbtq+ Engagement (DIERSEN: To promote LGBTQ+ is to destroy the traditional family.)
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513512364-chicago-area-gay-and-lesbian-chamber-of-commerce-beyond-the-pride-parade-celebrating-true-lgbtq-engagement

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— LAKE COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES UP 2%, DESPITE HOME VALUES DOWN 31% SINCE RECESSION – Vincent Caruso
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/lake-county-property-taxes-up-2-despite-home-values-down-31-since-recession/

FOX NEWS
— Hannity: CNN runs ‘marathon infomercial for DNC’ as 2020 Dems tout ‘radical’ plans – Joshua Nelson
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-cnn-runs-marathon-infomercial-for-dnc

AMERICAN THINKER
— Is Chicago a Gun Crime Sanctuary City? – Daniel John Sobieski
https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/is_chicago_a_gun_crime_sanctuary_city.html
— For whom are reparations due? – David L. Rosenthal
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/for_whom_are_reparations_due.html

BREITBART
— Minnesota Parents Rally to ‘Protect Kids’ Against State-Mandated Planned Parenthood Sex Ed – DR. SUSAN BERRY
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/minnesota-parents-rally-to-protect-kids-against-state-mandated-planned-parenthood-sex-ed/
— Migration Industry Demands More ‘Healthcare Visas’ for Sick Illegal Migrants – NEIL MUNRO
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/06/migration-industry-demands-more-healthcare-visas-for-sick-illegal-migrants/

NEW AMERICAN
— Self-Destruction in the Golden State – John F. McManus
https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/33357-self-destruction-in-the-golden-state

PJ MEDIA
— CNN’s LGBT Town Hall Will Put Dems’ Anti-Christian Bigotry on Full Display – TYLER O’NEIL 
https://pjmedia.com/faith/cnns-lgbt-town-hall-will-put-dems-anti-christian-bigotry-on-display/
— Trump Unloads on Obama DACA Order, Calling It ‘Totally Illegal’ – RICK MORAN
https://pjmedia.com/trending/trump-criticizes-obama-daca-order-calling-it-totally-illegal/

TOWNHALL
— Pro-Sanctuary Maryland Officials Throw A Tantrum After State Becomes A Den Of Illegal Alien Rape – Matt Vespa
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2019/09/06/pro-sanctuary-maryland-officials-throw-a-tantrum-after-county-becomes-a-den-of-il-n2552717

THE HILL
— Wave of GOP retirements threaten 2020 comeback – SCOTT WONG AND MIKE LILLIS 
https://thehill.com/homenews/house/460328-wave-of-gop-retirements-threaten-2020-comeback

NEW YORK TIMES
— More House Republicans Ask: Why Win Re-election When You Can Retire Instead – Emily Cochrane and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/politics/house-republicans-retire.html

WASHINGTON POST
— Trump’s new rule to punish immigrants just shows how bad American jobs are – Brigid Schulte (DIERSEN: How bad were the jobs that you had? GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/the-cruel-irony-of-the-newpublic-charge-rule/2019/09/05/37f51896-cf5a-11e9-9031-519885a08a86_story.html

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD: States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes Separate inquiries by coalitions of attorneys general buttress Washington’s scrutiny of the tech giants – John D. McKinnon
https://www.wsj.com/articles/states-to-launch-google-facebook-antitrust-probes-11567762204
— When Corporations Changed Their Social Role—and Upended Our Politics Large companies once offered workers lifetime security and generous benefits. Then they stopped, setting the stage for our populist moment – Nicholas Lemann
https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-corporations-changed-their-social-roleand-upended-our-politics-11567782178

BUFFALO NEWS
— Union members earn more, feel better about standard of living, report says – Matt Glynn (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://buffalonews.com/2019/09/06/union-members-earn-more-feel-better-about-standard-of-living-report-says/

HARTFORD COURANT
— Ronald Reagan, the diversity president – NOAH SMITH (DIERSEN: Democrats and RINOs use Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion to get rid of Republicans, and especially to get rid of Republicans who are White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-noah-smith-reagan-diversity-0907-20190907-ucn5hq7b3bfnlaxehwpjoyovze-story.html

FORBES
— How Working In Retirement Became A Reality – Kerry Hannon (DIERSEN: Instead of working in retirement, I have reduced my standard of living. My $53,316/year Civil Service Retirement System pension is only 42% of what my GAO salary was in 1997 in today’s dollars.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2019/09/06/how-working-in-retirement-became-a-reality/#1324096a73fc

September 6 Evening Edition

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— For kids’ sakes, Illinois should ban flavored e-cigarettes – Editorial (DIERSEN: What about pot?)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/6/20852935/e-cigarettes-teen-vaping-ban-flavored-devices-cdc-lung-illnesses-vaping-deaths
— Judge approves agreement to reopen Sterigenics plant DuPage County Judge Paul Fullerton signed off on an agreement reached in July between Sterigenics, the county and the Illinois attorney general’s office. – Stefano Esposito
https://chicago.suntimes.com/business/2019/9/6/20853277/judge-approves-re-open-sterigenics-plant

— A Republican state rep who gave party leaders fits looks to move up Rep. David McSweeney likely will run for the U.S. Senate or secretary of state. – Rich Miller (DIERSEN: What do you do that gives party leaders fits? I stress the traditional family, right to life, immigration, Second Amendment, illegal drugs, and equal opportunity (no race of gender based preference giving) planks in the Illinois Republican Party platform and in the Republican Party platform.)
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/9/6/20853566/david-mcsweeney-jim-durkin-illinois-republican-party-tammy-duckworth-rich-miller-capitol-fax

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

— With Sterigenics cleared to reopen, it’s up to state and federal officials to keep residents safe – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-sterigenics-plant-ethylene-oxide-reopen-20190906-b2vwlusfjzcdrjp2utt3vrwbnm-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— ‘He’s signing our death sentence’: Ruling means Sterigenics plant could reopen – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190906/hes-signing-our-death-sentence-ruling-means-sterigenics-plant-could-reopen

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— There’s no getting around it: We need a pension amendment The state constitution’s restrictive pension language blocks those who would stick it to retirees, which is good. But it also has blocked legitimate, less-drastic efforts. – DAVID GREISING
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/david-greising-government/theres-no-getting-around-it-we-need-pension-amendment

CBS2
— Sterigenics May Reopen After Court Agreement To Drastically Reduce Emissions
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/06/sterigenics-may-reopen-after-court-agreement-to-drastically-reduce-emissions/
— Parents: Our Daughter Nearly Died From Vaping – Dana Kozlov
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/05/parents-our-daughter-nearly-died-from-vaping/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Like the Jussie Smollett case, Aaron Schock’s dropped charges should be investigated – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-jussie-smollett-aaron-schock-jesse-jackson-dan-webb-page-20190906-de7jpq5hwfc7rpaf24hw4dlciq-story.html

DUPAGE POLICY REVIEW
— Ives Responds to Casten’s Impeachment Push
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513500893-ives-responds-to-casten-s-impeachment-push

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— LEFT’S “THINK PROGRESS” NEWS SITE PREPARES TO SHUT DOWN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/think-progress-shuts-down-.html
— DURKIN CALLS FOR LAW TO ALLOW BANNING ETHYLENE OXIDE IN ILLINOIS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/durkin-calls-for-law-to-allow-banning-ethylene-oxide-in-illinois.html
— PLUMMER SAYS HE’S “TAKING A HARD LOOK” AT RUNNING FOR SHIMKUS’ OPEN SEAT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/09/plummer-says-hes-taking-a-hard-look-at-running-for-shimkus-open-seat.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Iceland’s president wears rainbow bracelet during Pence visit, apparently to show support for LGBT – Bailey Vogt
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/sep/6/iceland-president-wears-rainbow-bracelet-during-pe/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Cowardice: Poll finds 70% of Republican students lie about views to get good grades – Brad Polumbo (DIERSEN: If I had become a Democrat, the federal government would have promoted me into its Senior Executive Service long before I was 40 years old in 1988 notwithstanding the fact that I am White, male, raised as a Protestant, 100% German American, and my ancestors have been in America since 1844.)
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/cowardice-poll-finds-70-of-republican-students-lie-about-views-to-get-good-grades

GOPUSA
— Jemele Hill pens racist call for blacks to leave white colleges
http://www.gopusa.com/jemele-hill-pens-racist-call-for-blacks-to-leave-white-colleges/

CNS NEWS
— Iceland Greets VP Pence, a Conservative Christian, With Gay Rainbow Flags and Bracelets – Kharen Martinez Murcia 
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/kharen-martinez-murcia/iceland-greets-vp-pence-conservative-christian-gay-rainbow-flags-and

PJ MEDIA
— High School Assignment Forces Kids to Disclose Sexual Orientation, Reveals Massive Political Agenda – MEGAN FOX (DIERSEN: For a “Diversity” event, my Democrat GAO superiors required us to disclose not only our national origin, but the when our ancestors came to America.)
https://pjmedia.com/trending/high-school-assignment-forces-kids-to-disclose-sexual-orientation-reveals-massive-political-agenda/

NOQ REPORT
— Smugglers instructing adult migrants to say they’re teenagers – Kerry Marasco 
https://noqreport.com/2019/09/06/smugglers-instructing-adult-migrants-say-theyre-teenagers/

NEW YORK TIMES
— G.O.P. Plans to Drop Presidential Primaries in 4 States to Impede Trump Challengers – Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/us/politics/states-drop-republican-primaries.html

September 3 Evening Edition

NBC5
— Lightfoot Slams Cruz Over Comments on Chicago’s Gun Violence: ‘Keep Our Name Out of Your Mouth’ – Shelby Bremer
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/lori-lightfoot-ted-cruz-tweets-chicago-gun-violence-559268711.html

CBS2
— Mayor Lightfoot Takes Sen. Ted Cruz To Task Over Tweet About Chicago And Gun Control
https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/02/mayor-lightfoot-sen-ted-cruz/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Mayor Lightfoot clashes with Cruz over gun violence: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/mayor-lightfoot-clashes-with-cruz-over-gun-violence-keep-our-name-out-of-your-mouth-

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Mayor Lori Lightfoot rips Senator Ted Cruz, ‘coward Republicans’ on Twitter over gun control: ‘Keep our name out of your mouth’ – Gregory Pratt
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-lightfoot-cruz-gun-control-tweets-20190903-65zcrg4iyneq5ocri3axyesfzy-story.html

DAILY HERALD
— McSweeney v. Durkin: Suburban Republicans butt heads over ‘buried’ misconduct report – Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190903/suburban-republicans-butt-heads-over-buried-misconduct-report
— DuPage officials consider moving Downers Grove traffic court to Woodridge – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190903/dupage-officials-consider-moving-downers-grove-traffic-court-to-woodridge

RIVERSIDE BROOKFIELD LANDMARK
— Brookfield should opt out of cannabis sales – Cynthia Frymark, President, Coalition for a Drug Free Lyons Township
https://www.rblandmark.com/News/Articles/9-3-2019/Brookfield-should-opt-out-of-cannabis-sales/

SUBURBAN LIFE
— Will County Board, map could look different after 2020 election 2020 election also will determine makeup of Will County Board – ALEX ORTIZ
https://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2019/08/26/will-county-board-map-could-look-different-after-2020-election/av0vfb9/

CHICAGO NOW
— New Mayor/ Old Words/Same Villains/ Democrats/Republicans/Martians – BOB ANGONE
http://www.chicagonow.com/just-sayin/2019/09/new-mayor-old-wordssame-villains-democratsrepublicansmartians/

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois GOP member calls on House Minority Leader Jim Durkin to release lawmaker harassment report – Cole Lauterbach
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-gop-member-calls-on-house-minority-leader-jim-durkin/article_022da472-ce82-11e9-a0e2-17dc735342b6.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Calls for Ethics Investigation of Republican House Leader Jim Durkin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/mcsweeney-calls-for-ethics-investigation-of-republican-house-leader-jim-durkin/ 
— Candidates Petition Circulation Begins (except Presidential Primary)
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/candidates-petition-circulation-begins-except-presidential-primary/ 
— Pension Loophole Closed for County Board Members, But Not for McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/03/pension-loophole-closed-for-county-board-members-but-not-for-mchenry-county-board-chairman-jack-franks/ 
— Pro-Life Pig Roast Returns Sunday, Sept., 28th
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/pro-life-pig-roast-returns-sunday-sept-28th/ 
— Thanking Rod Blagojevich
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/thanking-rod-blagojevich/ 
— Fewer Students & Teachers, More Administrators
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/fewer-students-teachers-more-administrators/ 
— Sex in the LITH Sanitary District
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/09/02/sex-in-the-lith-sanitary-district/

CAPITOL FAX
— McSweeney v. Durkin: The circular firing squad heats up yet again
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/the-circular-firing-squad-heats-up-yet-again/
— Report: Key administration officials are 41 percent female, 44 percent people of color
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/report-key-administration-officials-are-41-percent-female-44-percent-people-of-color/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: According to pot pushers, booze is far worse than pot. 
https://capitolfax.com/2019/09/03/why-do-you-look-at-the-speck-of-sawdust-in-your-brothers-eye-and-pay-no-attention-to-the-plank-in-your-own-eye/

DAILY CALLER
— Chicago Mayor Blames Republicans For City’s Violence – WILLIAM DAVIS
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/chicago-mayor-blames-republicans-gun-violence/
— Hundreds Of Border Patrol Agents Have Been Assaulted This Year – JASON HOPKINS (DIERSEN: To come into a country illegally demonstrates a tremendous disrespect for the rule of law.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/over-600-assaults-on-border-patrol-agents/
— The Landscape Of Despair: How Our Cities And Towns Are Killing Us – JAMES HOWARD KUNSTLER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/09/03/cities-towns-landscape-despair/

FEDERALIST
— Bloomberg Reporter Who Attacked Trump Appointee Over Facebook Sarcasm Made Racial Joke On Twitter – Tristan Justice
https://thefederalist.com/2019/09/03/bloomberg-reporter-attacked-trump-appointee-facebook-sarcasm-made-racial-joke-twitter/

LIFE SITE NEWS
— Mainstream media panicking as new group exposes damning social media posts – Peter Skurkiss
https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/mainstream-media-panicking-as-new-group-exposes-damning-social-media-posts

HUFFINGTON POST
— Chicago Mayor Tells Ted Cruz To ‘Keep Our Name Out Of Your Mouth’ About Gun Control Lori Lightfoot hit out at the Republican Texas senator after he cited Chicago as an example for why “gun control doesn’t work.” – Lee Moran
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ted-cruz-chicago-mayor-gun-control_n_5d6e5935e4b0cdfe0575a972

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNION LEADER
— Sanders says ‘electability’ is the key to beating Trump – Kevin Landrigan (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, and RINOs, to be electable, you must be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.unionleader.com/news/politics/voters/sanders-says-electability-is-the-key-to-beating-trump/article_2e317ec6-220d-51a6-bb9a-e4315e3bca27.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— U of Illinois student arrested after noose found in elevator
http://www.startribune.com/u-of-illinois-student-arrested-after-noose-found-in-elevator/559268312/

PASADENA STAR NEWS
— When will big city Democrats stop enabling illegal immigration? – ROBBY STARBUCK
https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2019/09/03/when-will-big-city-democrats-stop-enabling-illegal-immigration/

FORBES
— Is Working Longer The Solution To The Retirement Crisis? – Teresa Ghilarducci
https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/09/03/is-working-longer-the-solution-to-the-retirement-crisis/#63da5e382373

FORTUNE
— Trump Hits Back at the ‘Incompetent Mayor of London’ – Natasha Bach
https://fortune.com/2019/09/03/trump-sadiq-khan-golf-hurricane-dorian/

August 23 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Judge dismisses lawsuit alleging House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political operation put ‘sham’ candidates on ballot in 2016 – Ray Long
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-madigan-gonzales-lawsuit-dismissed-20190824-gsz5hw2pavhhzfzrtqghjiz67y-story.html
— An Illinois resident just died after a mysterious vaping-related illness. It could be the first death linked to vaping in the US – Kate Thayer
https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/ct-life-vaping-illness-death-illinois-tt-0823-20190823-s27xqukusfdi7edxjpt6k5e23e-story.html
— Former U46 school board member to run for Jim Oberweis’ state Senate seat – RAFAEL GUERRERO
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/elgin-courier-news/ct-ecn-jeanette-ward-state-senate-st-0825-20190823-j2xvet5de5artlfa5efmw6pkju-story.html
— Controversial ex-Illinois U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh ‘taking steps’ toward running for 2020 GOP nomination against President Donald Trump, with decision imminent, adviser says – Lisa Donovan
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-joe-walsh-imminent-decision-2020-presidential-race-20190823-alari63fjjabravtdrzbjvk43i-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Madigan beats former primary rival again: Judge rules not enough evidence to prove ‘sham’ candidate ploy Challenger Jason Gonzales scored some major victories in his long quest to get the case before a jury, but U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on Friday gave the key win to House Speaker Mike Madigan. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/23/20830456/rival-loses-mike-madigan-federal-judge-rules-speakers-favor-sham-candidate-lawsuit
— Nation’s 1st vaping death strikes Illinois man who contracted serious lung disease – AP
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/23/20830504/vaping-death-illinois-thc-marijuana-e-cigarettes
— Mapes couldn’t have been so powerful without Madigan’s assent Madigan has been forced to clean up the mess he ultimately made for over a year now. – Rich Miller 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/2019/8/23/20830446/tim-mapes-michael-madigan-rich-miller-illinois-legislature

DAILY HERALD
— Former U-46 board member Ward seeks Oberweis’ Senate seat – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190823/former-u-46-board-member-ward-seeks-oberweis-senate-seat

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Long odds for would-be Trump challengers like Joe Walsh No matter how credible some of these challengers might seem on paper, it would take a political cataclysm to knock the president off the GOP ticket as he remains popular among Republican voters.
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/long-odds-would-be-trump-challengers-joe-walsh
— Lightfoot imposes city hiring freeze Action to cut spending comes just a week before the mayor is to announce how deep the city’s budget hole is and perhaps indicate what taxes may be raised to fill it. – GREG HINZ (DIERSEN: During almost all the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO 1980-1997, the agency was under a hiring and/or promotion freeze.)
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/lightfoot-imposes-city-hiring-freeze
— Legislators ask Pritzker to clear weed roadblock A state agency’s literal interpretation of “location” could make it harder to get retail outlets open by Jan. 1. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/legislators-ask-pritzker-clear-weed-roadblock
— Trump faces his Mini-Me in Joe Walsh  Walsh, like Trump, figured out long ago that the first rule of contemporary American politics—like it or not—is that voters gotta know your name. And once they do, the second rule comes into play: Don’t be a bore. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/trump-faces-his-mini-me-joe-walsh

NORTHWEST HERALD
— 26-year-old Woodstock woman newest GOP candidate in 14th District race – DREW ZIMMERMAN
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/22/26-year-old-woodstock-woman-newest-gop-candidate-in-14th-district-race/ame01yy/

SPRINGFIELD STATE JOURNAL REGISTER
— Sangamon County Citizen survey: 57 percent considered moving in past year – Brenden Moore (DIERSEN: Who wants you to move? Those who want me to move are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.sj-r.com/news/20190823/sangamon-county-citizen-survey-57-percent-considered-moving-in-past-year

WHEATON PATCH
— Top 10 Subdivisions in Wheaton, IL – August 2019 The Wheaton subdivision with the highest average sale price between August 2018 and August 2019 was Legends of Wheaton. – Marco Amidei
https://patch.com/illinois/wheaton/top-10-subdivisions-wheaton-il-august-2019

CENTER SQUARE
— More issues surface for Illinois’ cannabis industry as state prepares for recreational marijuana Location interpretation could affect recreational cannabis sales; Tobacco 21 policy may block patients from medicine – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/more-issues-surface-for-illinois-cannabis-industry-as-state-prepares/article_13058830-c5ce-11e9-a05a-4f760695f30a.html

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Underwood Lays Out Gun Control View at Packed Sun City Town Hall
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/underwood-lays-out-gun-control-view-at-packed-sun-city-town-hall/ 
— State Rep. Tom Weber Asks for Input on Property Tax Survey
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/23/state-rep-tom-weber-asks-for-input-on-property-tax-survey/ 
— Congressional Update: Jeanne Ives Files Financial Disclosure Extension
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/congressional-update-jeanne-ives-files-financial-disclosure-extension/ 
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Chicago Republican Party opposes Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to add taxes, reps say – Kyla Asbury 
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140979-chicago-republican-party-opposes-mayor-lightfoot-s-plan-to-add-taxes-reps-say

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COMPTON: ILLINOIS’ POLITICAL CHAMELEON JOE WALSH CHANGES COLORS AGAIN
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/compton-illinois-political-chameleon-changes-colors-once-again.html
— DI LEO: RECESSION FEARS FLY IN THE FACE OF REALITY
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/recession-fears-fly-in-the-face-of-reality.html

CAPITOL FAX
— False advertising?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/22/false-advertising/
— Cannabis roundup
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/23/cannabis-roundup-13/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— House Democrats: Trump admin. jeopardizing national security by not addressing white extremists – Andrew Blake
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/23/house-democrats-trump-admin-jeopardizing-national-/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Joe Walsh says GOP primary voters tired of Trump’s ‘daily bullshit’ – Naomi Lim
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/joe-walsh-says-gop-primary-voters-tired-of-trumps-daily-bullshit

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON
— MSNBC Calls Republican’s Belief in Only Two Genders ‘Incendiary’ Jansing: To be a mainstream Republican means to offend women, LGBT community – David Rutz
https://freebeacon.com/politics/msnbc-calls-republicans-belief-in-only-two-genders-incendiary/

BREITBART
— CNN’s Navarro: Trump ‘Inspired a White Supremacist to Go Hunt Down Latinos’ – PAM KEY
https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/23/cnns-navarro-trump-inspired-a-white-supremacist-to-go-hunt-down-latinos/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Sanctuary cities and lack of vetting continue to fuel illegal alien crime – Daniel Horowitz
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/sanctuary-cities-lack-vetting-continue-fuel-illegal-alien-crime/

FORBES
— How To Encourage Employee Advocacy On Social Media – Adrian Fisher (DIERSEN: From what I see, ever-increasingly, employers want their employees to be anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-patriotic, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders, and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2019/08/23/how-to-encourage-employee-advocacy-on-social-media/#2cd6d739550b

NEWSWEEK
— TAYLOR SWIFT SAYS SHE’S OBVIOUSLY “PRO-CHOICE” AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO DEFEAT TRUMP IN 2020 – H. ALAN SCOTT
https://www.newsweek.com/taylor-swift-says-shes-obviously-pro-choice-will-do-anything-defeat-trump-2020-1455964

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Most Say Warren Lied About Native American Past But Don’t Care
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/august_2019/most_say_warren_lied_about_native_american_past_but_don_t_care

August 22 Evening Edition

GOPUSA ILLINOIS
— The Ives campaign has announced that “We were able to get great office space on a prominent corner at the intersection of West Street and Roosevelt Road in Wheaton (officially 703 Warrenville Road). Open House on Sept. 14th – details to follow.” SEE: https://mailchi.mp/2a7fdf9036ec/one-month-update That building is in my precinct. – Dave Diersen
http://www.gopillinois.com

ABC7
— Former Congressman Joe Walsh eyeing run against President Donald Trump in 2020 – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/former-congressman-joe-walsh-eyeing-run-against-trump/5486225/

FOX NEWS CHICAGO
— Poll: Trump’s approval still weak despite economy
https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/poll-trump-s-approval-still-weak-despite-economy
— President Trump revives suggestion he’d end birthright citizenship – AP
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/president-trump-revives-suggestion-he-d-end-birthright-citizenship

WGN TV
— South suburban schools shut off drinking fountains over lead concerns – JOE DONLON
https://wgntv.com/2019/08/22/south-suburban-schools-shut-off-drinking-fountains-over-lead-concerns/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— State commission upholds complaint against DuPage Judge Patrick O’Shea over shooting probe and retaliation threat; jurist now faces sanctions – CLIFFORD WARD
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-dupage-judge-patrick-oshea-courts-commission-20190823-mmymwclas5fw3a5kgmyywvmedy-story.html
— U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider joins majority of Democratic House colleagues and Illinois delegation in backing impeachment inquiry – RICK PEARSON
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-rep-brad-schneider-backs-impeachment-20190822-hhng5zd7rbdq3oji7c5ctygdaa-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Democrats want minorities and women to be pot pushers.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-cannabis-social-equity-loans-grants-20190822-44fzn4pauzeq7cihj6g6lzbioq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “If Elizabeth Warren is ‘Pocahontas,’ then Donald Trump is ‘Caligula,’ the sociopathic tyrant of Rome.”
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-trump-caligula-warren-pocahontas-zorn-20190822-z7iebe2u4rculozatgxij2l2wy-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Joe Walsh in D.C. for meetings about possible Trump challenge The former Chicago area lawmaker turned conservative talk show host is close to a decision about a presidential run, saying in a Thursday tweet, “He’s fit to watch TV. He’s not fit to be President.” – Lynn Sweet 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20829076/joe-walsh-dc-meetings-possible-president-trump-gop-primary-challenge
— Chicago’s mass transit is a boon to downtown employment Mass transit is the region’s best “economic equalizer” since more than 500,000 jobs are within a 45-minute commute of area residents. – Kirk Dillard, chairman, Regional Transportation Authority
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828429/chicago-downtown-mass-transit-cta-metra-employment-rates-job-market
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Chicago ReeferWalk? Pot shop eyes river location Downtown Current dispensaries are scrambling to find locations to sell recreational pot come Jan. 1 — but a lot of hurdles remain. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/22/20828819/weed-pot-marijuana-river-dispensary-clinic-recreational-sales
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater blasts Joe Walsh.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/22/20828276/joe-walsh-trump-2020-republican-president-nomination-primary-steinberg

DAILY HERALD
— Naperville ‘very divided’ on banning or allowing pot shops – Marie Wilson (DIERSEN: Any municipality or county that allows the sale of pot shouts that it is not family friendly.)
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/naperville-very-divided-on-banning-or-allowing-pot-shops
— Why is Joe Walsh threatening to run against Trump in 2020? – Jake Griffin and Marni Pyke
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/why-is-joe-walsh-threatening-to-run-against-trump-in-2020
— Courts commission agrees DuPage judge Patrick O’Shea lied to police about shooting – Susan Sarkauskas
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190822/courts-commission-agrees-dupage-judge-lied-to-police-about-shooting

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Weed-bill sponsors worry local governments will get greedy If municipalities and counties charge the maximum tax of 3.75 percent, it could cut into legalized sales, legislators warn. – JOHN PLETZ 
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/news/weed-bill-sponsors-worry-local-governments-will-get-greedy

WBBM780
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Central Illinois City Delavan Embraces Cannabis Industry
https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/cannabis-producer-grows-central-illinois

JOURNAL COURIER
— GOP to take on ‘entrenched’ incumbent Durbin – Greg Bishop 
https://www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/GOP-to-take-on-8216-entrenched-8217-incumbent-14370379.php

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Flirtation with 14th District Congressional Race Costs Allen Skillicorn a Primary Challenge from Previous Opponent Carolyn Schofield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/flirtation-with-14th-district-congressional-race-costs-skillicorn-a-primary-challenge-from-previous-opponent-carolyn-schofield/ 
— Allen Skillicorn’s Reaction to Primary Opponent Carolyn Schoefield
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/allen-skillicorns-reaction-to-primary-opponent-carolyn-schoefield/ 
— Catalina Lauf’s Anti-AOC Candidacy Announcement Make New York Post
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/catalina-laufs-anti-aoc-candidacy-announcement-make-new-york-post/
— IL-06 Congressional Update, Term Limits and Casten MCC Forum
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/22/il-06-congressional-update-term-limits-and-casten-mcc-forum/

WIRE POINTS
— Illinois’ shrinking tax base: $310 billion in accumulated losses from out-migration (Part 3) – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
https://wirepoints.org/illinois-shrinking-tax-base-310-billion-in-accumulated-losses-from-out-migration-part-3/

ILLINOIS LEAKS
— 15 years of Election finance violations; Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino must resign, as should some State Board of Election members – KIRK ALLEN 
https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2019/08/15-years-of-election-finance-violations-illinois-auditor-general-frank-mautino-must-resign-as-should-some-state-board-of-election-members/

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Illinois Republican Party releases petition calling for Sandoval to resign over controversial fundraiser photos – Glenn Minnis
https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/513140917-illinois-republican-party-releases-petition-calling-for-sandoval-to-resign-over-controversial-fundraiser-photos

WASHINGTON TIMES
— DISGUSTING, OUTRAGEOUS: Federal judge rules law against encouraging illegal immigration is unconstitutional – AP
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/judge-carlos-murguia-rules-law-against-encouraging/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— Hispanic journalists association rescinds sponsorship invitation from Fox News – Mike Brest
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/hispanic-journalists-association-rescinds-sponsorship-invitation-from-fox-news
— Justice: 64% of federal arrests are noncitizens, with a 200% increase – Paul Bedard
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/justice-64-of-federal-arrests-are-non-citizens-200-increase
— Stephanie Grisham says New York Times ‘weaponizing journalism’ against Trump – Daniel Chaitin 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stephanie-grisham-says-new-york-times-weaponizing-journalism-against-trump
— Joe Walsh repeatedly called Obama ‘Muslim,’ ‘enemy,’ and ‘traitor’; now he’s the reasonable alternative to Trump? – Becket Adams
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/joe-walsh-repeatedly-called-obama-muslim-enemy-and-traitor-now-hes-the-reasonable-alternative-to-trump

FOX NEWS
— Sean Hannity: Media, Democrats ‘want people to suffer’ in recession so Trump loses in 2020 – Charles Creitz 
https://www.foxnews.com/media/hannity-media-democrats-recession-trump

AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE
— 50 Years Later, the Spirit of ’69 Feels Like a Hangover With the death of Peter Fonda this week, ‘Easy Rider’ and its dated cultural baggage ride into the sunset. – JAMES P. PINKERTON
https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/50-years-later-the-spirit-of-69-feels-like-a-hangover/

BREITBART
— CNN Seeks to Blacklist Sean Spicer from ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – JOHN NOLTE (DIERSEN: Should I write a book about individuals, organizations, companies, and governments that blacklist me and blacklist my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails?)
https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/08/22/nolte-cnn-seeks-to-blacklist-sean-spicer-from-dancing-with-the-stars/
— India Has More than 630,000 Illegals in the United States – NEIL MUNRO (DIERSEN: How any illegals are there in America from your motherland?) 
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/08/22/india-has-more-than-630000-illegals-in-the-united-states/

CONSERVATIVE REVIEW
— Trump admin to consider allowing local governments to veto refugee resettlement – Daniel Horowitz 
https://www.conservativereview.com/news/trump-admin-consider-allowing-local-governments-veto-refugee-resettlement/

CNS NEWS
— Conservatives Condemn Facebook’s Failure to Address Censorship Concerns – Craig Bannister
https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/craig-bannister/conservatives-condemn-facebooks-failure-address-censorship-concerns

DAILY SIGNAL
— Democrat Wisconsin Governor Excludes Conservative News Service From Media List – Kevin Mooney (DIERSEN: I should write a book about activists, candidates, elected officials, party leaders, major donors, political consultants, etc. who claim to be conservative and/or Republican, but who refuse to keep [email protected] on their media lists.) 
https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/08/22/democrat-governor-excludes-conservative-news-service-from-media-list/

GOPUSA
— Of 435 US districts, Omar’s ranked worst for blacks to live
http://www.gopusa.com/?p=74734
— Democrats yearn for a recession
http://www.gopusa.com/democrats-yearn-for-a-recession/

RUSH LIMBAUGH
— We Have Two Parties with One Loyalty: The Establishment
https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/08/21/democrats-promise-voters-everything-they-want/

ASSOCIATED PRESS
— AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump’s handling his job – STEVE PEOPLES and HANNAH FINGERHUT
https://apnews.com/1ad13f32984a4480a45738ead2b4c0d8

NEW YORK POST
— Meet Catalina Lauf, the young Republican congressional hopeful billing herself as the anti-AOC
https://nypost.com/2019/08/22/meet-catalina-lauf-the-young-republican-congressional-hopeful-billing-herself-as-the-anti-aoc/amp/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— In the Trump era, can videogames about killing Nazis be just ‘for fun’? – TODD MARTENS
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-22/nazi-video-games-wolfenstein-youngblood-darkest-of-times-trump-politics

FED WEEK
— On Early Retirement Offers, Think It Through
https://www.fedweek.com/retirement-financial-planning/on-early-retirement-offers-think-it-through/

FED SMITH
— Right to Strike for Feds Endorsed by Bernie Sanders – Ralph R. Smith 
https://www.fedsmith.com/2019/08/22/right-strike-feds-endorsed-by-bernie-sanders/

LEGAL READER
— The Rise in Age Discrimination in Tech and How to Stop It – MAGNOLIA POTTER
https://www.legalreader.com/age-discrimination-in-tech/

LEGAL INFO
— 6 Signs of Wrongful Termination
http://www.legalinfo.com/legal-news/6-signs-of-wrongful-termination.html

August 20 Morning Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Ex-top cop Garry McCarthy defends background checks on Chicago Police Board speakers: ‘I’d like to know it. Wouldn’t you?’ – GREGORY PRATT and JEREMY GORNER
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-chicago-police-background-checks-garry-mccarthy-20190820-skc2ujkmindlfac57coacrnzhq-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/criminal-justice/ct-abortion-clinic-online-threats-arrest-20190819-hpjpqgawunhchpcm7sxl4xe44m-story.html
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: The federal government pays its similarly qualified employees who are minority and/or female more than it pays its employees who are White males. 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-equal-pay-black-women-20190819-h2ctbj7xfvccnny6muc7nlqsnm-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— ALL OF THE FRONT PAGE: J.B.’s ‘Windy City Rehab’: Pritzker spends $275K of his wealth to fix up Chicago offices — but leaves GOP suite a fixer upper The stained gray carpets, some with duct tape to hold them together, are gone — at least in the offices of the governor and his staff. There’s now a dividing line between Pritzker’s staff and the offices housing Republican staffers on the 16th floor — a spiffy new blue carpet butting up against the tattered gray one. – Tina Sfondeles 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/8/19/20812905/j-b-pritzker-windy-city-rehab-275000-thompson-center-renovation-carpet-paint
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats encourage children to engage in LGBTQ activity.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/19/20807282/illinois-lgbtq-inclusive-curriculum-law-schools

DAILY HERALD
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles leaning toward allowing 2 recreational pot businesses – Lauren Rohr
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190819/st-charles-leaning-toward-allowing-2-recreational-pot-businesses
— Political leaders condemn mock assassination during fundraiser in Winfield – Marie Wilson
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190819/political-leaders-condemn-mock-assassination-during-fundraiser-in-winfield
— OUTSTANDING: Park Ridge leaning toward ban on recreational marijuana sales – Jennifer Shea
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190819/park-ridge-leaning-toward-ban-on-recreational-marijuana-sales
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH BIG COLOR PICTURE: Why teen vaping is an epidemic that needs urgent attention, experts warn – Madhu Krishnamurthy
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190820/why-teen-vaping-is-an-epidemic-that-needs-urgent-attention-experts-warn
— Lisle delaying vote on potential marijuana sales – Robert Sanchez
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190820/lisle-delaying-vote-on-potential-marijuana-sales

KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: St. Charles leaning in favor of allowing sale of recreational marijuana City Council committee recommends allowing two recreational marijuana dispensaries – ERIC SCHELKOPF
https://www.kcchronicle.com/2019/08/19/st-charles-leaning-in-favor-of-allowing-sale-of-recreational-marijuana/aafomuw/

HERALD & REVIEW
— Democratic Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval blames fundraiser entertainment vendor for mock Trump assassination photos – Dan Petrella and Jamie Munks
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/democratic-illinois-state-sen-martin-sandoval-blames-fundraiser-entertainment-vendor/article_479f6cc7-423f-5ce1-bbca-f174fb5d6f92.html

HERALD WHIG
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.
https://www.whig.com/article/20190819/AP/308199879

NORTHWEST HERALD
— On the ‘election security’ bill – Editorial
https://www.nwherald.com/2019/08/19/on-the-election-security-bill/aqo5f8y/

WILL
— Davis Answer Questions, Heckling, In 2nd “Open Govt. Night”
https://will.illinois.edu/news/story/davis-answer-questions-heckling-in-2nd-open-govt-night

FOX ILLINOIS
— Urbana residents speak up at session on recreational marijuana sales – Haydee Clotter
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/urbana-residents-speak-out-at-session-on-recreational-marijuana-sales
— Rep. Davis holds second ‘Open Government Night’ forum – Lauren Kostiuk
https://foxillinois.com/news/local/rep-davis-holds-second-open-government-night-forum

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters hint/imply/argue/shout that they will cause a recession if Trump is reelected. 
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/president-trump-tries-tamp-down-recession-fears#stream/0

HIGHLAND PARK PATCH
— Divided City Council Decides Against Public Hearing On Cannabis In an informal 4-3 vote, the Highland Park City Council opted to take a “wait and see” approach to recreational cannabis businesses. – Jonah Meadows
https://patch.com/illinois/highlandpark/divided-city-council-decides-against-public-hearing-cannabis

GRAYS LAKE
— LGBTQ Curriculum Law ‘Encouraging’ To Some, ‘Not Right’ To Others The new Illinois law, signed Aug. 9, 2019, by Gov. Pritzker, is getting both praise and backlash among Patch readers. – Rebecca Bream
https://patch.com/illinois/grayslake/lgbtq-curriculum-law-encouraging-some-not-right-others

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats ruining America’s cities Weekly mass shootings reveal progressive policy failures – Lewis K. Uhler and Peter J. Ferrara
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/19/ruining-americas-cities/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— ‘Woke’ Google continues to face accusations of racism, sexism – Kaylee McGhee 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/woke-google-continues-to-face-accusations-of-racism-sexism
— People who worked with Scaramucci confirm Trump claim he ‘abused staff’ – Steven Nelson (DIERSEN: If people falsely and publicly charged you with abusing someone at an event, what would you do? Would you send them cease and desist letters with copies to all those who attended the event? Would you publically identify a) those who falsely and publicly charged you with abuse, b) those who allegedly witnessed the abuse, c) those who were allegedly abused, d) those who have sided with your accusers, and/or e) those who have already publicly sanctioned you for the alleged abuse? Would you sue your accusers? Would you sue those who already sanctioned you for the alleged abuse?) 
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-house/people-who-worked-with-scaramucci-confirm-trump-claim-he-abused-staff

FOX NEWS
— After mock Trump assassination photos at liberal fundraiser, Scalise asks when the left will denounce its violence – Frank Miles
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/after-mock-trump-assassination-photos-at-liberal-fundraiser-scalise-asks-when-the-left-will-denounce-its-violence
— Liberals ‘rooting against America’ because they’re ‘furious’ they might lose in 2020 – Charles Creitz
https://www.foxnews.com/media/ingraham-liberals-rooting-against-america-trump
— Jeffrey Lord: NYT ‘Stalinizing’ America, left wants to re-write American history on race – Danielle Wallace
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/jeffrey-lord-nyt-stalinizing-america-left-wants-to-re-write-american-history-on-race

BREITBART
— Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Wants Illegals to Fill American Jobs, Hires Zuckerberg Cheap Labor Aide – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/19/alabama-gop-senate-candidate-wants-illegals-to-fill-american-jobs-hires-zuckerberg-cheap-labor-aide/
— Sanctuary City New York Likely Freed 3K Criminal Illegal Aliens in Last Year – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/19/sanctuary-city-new-york-likely-freed-3k-criminal-illegal-aliens-in-last-year/
— Anthony Scaramucci Wants to Recruit Former Cabinet Members to Denounce Trump – JOSHUA CAPLAN (DIERSEN: I should write a book about those who have denounced me. I would focus on those in Wheaton, in Glen Ellyn, Milton Township, DuPage County, and in Illinois who have lots of religious, government, political, and/or religious clout, their operatives, and their dupes. They a) reject planks in the Republican Party platform and/or the Illinois Republican Party platform and work against those like me who support those planks, b) reject the Milton Township Republican Central Committee resolution against video gambling and work against those like me who support that resolution, c) focus on destroying those like me who they cannot manipulate/dominate, d) were defendants in lawsuits that I have filed, and/or e) are operatives or dupes for the aforesaid.) 
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2019/08/19/anthony-scaramucci-wants-to-recruit-former-cabinet-members-to-denounce-trump/

GOPUSA
— Race Card: Bernie Sanders would release half the prison population
http://www.gopusa.com/race-card-bernie-sanders-would-release-half-the-prison-population/

NBC NEWS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/chicago-man-arrested-after-allegedly-threatening-slaughter-abortion-clinic-n1044186

NEW YORK TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: To smear those who oppose abortion, abortion promoters promote 19-year-old Farhan Sheikh who is charged with threatening a Chicago abortion clinic in online posts.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/us/ifunny-threat-abortion.html

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, if you are a Republican, the longer that your ancestors have been in America, the more that Trump-haters demonize you, denigrate you, and condemn you as being a racist and even worse things. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2019/08/20/project-far-right-fear-history/

LOS ANGELES TIMES
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly Democrats promote age discrimination.
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-19/millennials-racism-2020-campaign-usc-study

USA TODAY
— FRONT PAGE TOP OF FOLD WITH FOUR BIG COLOR PICTURES: DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Trump-haters encourage Hispanics to not only hate Trump, but to hate those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, patriotic, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders, and those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/08/16/el-paso-texas-mass-shooting-latino-hispanic-reaction/2027932001/

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— If Economy Sours, Democrats Will Face a Tough Choice – Gerald F. Seib (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
https://www.wsj.com/articles/if-economy-sours-democrats-will-face-a-tough-choice-11566219836
— Pot Industry Underestimates Old-School Dealers Even in states where cannabis is fully legal, the black market is proving more resilient than expected – Carol Ryan
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pot-industry-underestimates-old-school-dealers-11566214441
— ‘The Twenty-Six Words That Created the Internet’ Review: Protecting the Providers Section 230 protects websites and online service providers from liability for what their users post. Has the time come to rethink it? – Barton Swaim
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-twenty-six-words-that-created-the-internet-review-protecting-the-providers-11566255518

DAILY JOURNAL
— A jury on Monday awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination.
http://www.dailyjournal.net/2019/08/19/us-la-times-columnist-lawsuit/

MASS LIVE
— Forum, debate slated in Springfield for candidates for mayor, City Council
https://www.masslive.com/politics/2019/08/forum-debate-slated-in-springfield-for-candidates-for-mayor-city-council.html

FORBES
— Boom in Cosmetic Surgery Linked to Age Discrimination – Patricia Barnes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/patriciagbarnes/2019/08/19/boom-in-cosmetic-surgery-linked-to-age-discrimination/#12463a302cf0

August 19 Evening Edition

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Assassinating civility: The knucklehead factor in Illinois politics – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-sandoval-assassinate-trump-fundraiser-illinois-politics-20190819-aagowy3gojde3i6qtxl6pplvyy-story.html
— Chicago Teachers Union group’s trip to Venezuela, praise of socialist leader slammed as ‘propaganda tour’ – Hannah Leone
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-chicago-teachers-union-venezuela-trip-20190819-tbpa3lhjifduxgupdxfs3mosr4-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Lightfoot to ask legislature for power to tax high-end professional services and big-ticket home sales In a fall veto session that also will include her request to re-structure taxes on a Chicago casino, the mayor plans to seek two local tax increases she views as the only way to avoid a dreaded property tax increase. – Fran Spielman 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/8/19/20812810/chicago-budget-deficit-tax-increases-professional-services-home-sales-lightfoot-legislature
— Don’t bank on pot revenues just yet, new study warns lawmakers States that have legalized marijuana before Illinois have seen actual revenues that vary wildly from projections — although some have exceeded expectations. – Tom Schuba
https://chicago.suntimes.com/cannabis/2019/8/19/20811753/marijuana-pot-recreational-illinois-budget-pew

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— GOP group known for oppo research targets Illinois Virginia-based America Rising launches a unit in the state with an attack on three Democratic representatives and Mike Madigan, and promises to make waves in local politics. – GREG HINZ
https://www.chicagobusiness.com/greg-hinz-politics/gop-group-known-oppo-research-targets-illinois

NBC5
— Warren Offers Public Apology Over Claim to Tribal Heritage “I am sorry for the harm I have caused,” Warren said at the start of her appearance at a forum on Native American issues – Elana Schor and Josh Funk
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/Elizabeth-Warren-Native-American-Forum-Iowa-554079661.html

WTTW
— Joe Walsh Apologizes for Past and Attacks Trump – Alexandra Silets 
https://news.wttw.com/2019/08/19/joe-walsh-apologizes-past-and-attacks-trump

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— McSweeney Bashing Durkin
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/mcsweeney-bashing-durkin/ 
— How Leftwing Is the Chicago Teachers Union?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/how-leftwing-is-the-chicago-teachers-union/ 
— Sanguinetti Hits Casten on Tolerance of Corruption
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/sanguinetti-hits-casten-on-tolerance-of-corruption/ 
— Add Peggy Hubbard to GOP U.S. Senate Hopefuls – Are We Bitches or Gladiators?
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/add-peggy-hubbard-to-gop-u-s-senate-hopefuls/ 
— Ives Calls on Casten to Denounce Mock Trump Assisination at Democratic Party State Senator’s $250 Fundraiser
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/19/ives-calls-on-casten-to-denounce-indicted-state-senator/

ILLINOIS POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives Calls On Casten To Disavow Images of Trump Assassination
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/513126242-ives-calls-on-casten-to-disavow-images-of-trump-assassination

ILLINOIS REVIEW
— COOK COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN TIES DEMOCRAT FUNDRAISER STUNT TO GROWING NUMBER OF MASS SHOOTINGS
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/cook-county-gop-chairman-ties-democrat-fundraiser-stunt-to-growing-number-of-mass-shootings.html
— PRESIDENT TRUMP AT 51% APPROVAL
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/president-trump-at-51-approval-.html
— IVES CALLS ON CASTEN TO DENOUNCE DEMOCRAT SENATOR’S FUNDRAISER ASSASSINATION STUNT
https://www.illinoisreview.com/illinoisreview/2019/08/ives-calls-on-casten-to-denounce-trump-assassination-stunt-at-democrat-senators-fundraiser.html

CAPITOL FAX
— GOP-supporting group promises “video tracking, research, and strategic communications” against Illinois Dems
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/gop-supporting-group-promises-video-tracking-research-and-strategic-communications-against-illinois-dems/
— ISP finally files proposed gun dealer licensing rules
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/isp-finally-files-proposed-gun-dealer-licensing-rules/
— Tillman’s lawyer actually claims lawsuit to invalidate bonds “will help the state and its ability to borrow” and Wirepoints agrees
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/tillmans-lawyer-actually-claims-lawsuit-to-invalidate-bonds-will-help-the-state-and-its-ability-to-borrow-and-wirepoints-agrees/
— Could the lead poisoning in University Park be just the beginning?
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/could-the-water-problems-in-university-park-be-just-the-beginning/
— Republican who blamed loss on “wrong people” actually blamed Trump last year
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/19/republican-who-blamed-loss-on-wrong-people-actually-blamed-trump-last-year/

JOURNAL GAZETTE TIMES COURIER
— State gives no help to gun dealers – Editorial
https://jg-tc.com/opinion/editorial/our-view-state-gives-no-help-to-gun-dealers/article_05fee56a-4f40-5a70-9590-b835fd57fa90.html

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois GOP calls state Sen. Martin Sandoval’s apology for Trump mock assassination photos ‘too little, too late’ – Greg Bishop 
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-gop-calls-state-sen-martin-sandoval-s-apology-for/article_c9fdc1e8-c299-11e9-9cce-1fddc2d160e7.html

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Trump’s assassination all fun and games for the left – Cheryl K. Chumley
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/19/trumps-assassination-all-fun-and-games-left/

DAILY CALLER
— FORMER GOOGLE ENGINEER: How Google Discriminates Against Conservatives – MIKE WACKER
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/19/wacker-google-discriminates/

CBS NEWS
— Pence insists economy is strong, blaming media for “irresponsible rhetoric” – KATHRYN WATSON
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pence-applauds-trump-economy-amid-fears-of-potential-economic-disaster/

NEWSWEEK
— ILLINOIS GOP CALLS MOCK ASSASSINATION OF DONALD TRUMP AT DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER ‘INEXCUSABLE’ – JAKE MAHER
https://www.newsweek.com/mock-trump-assassination-sandoval-1455086

August 13 Evening Edition

NBC5
— United Tells Pilots No Alcohol for 12 Hours Before Flights Reps for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines said their policies follow the FAA’s current standard of no drinking within eight hours of duty. – David Koenig
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/United-Pilots-Drinking-Alcohol-Rules-12-Hours-540554161.html
— Chicago Casino Sites ‘Not Feasible’ Due to ‘Onerous Tax and Fee Structure,’ Study Shows Casino gambling in Chicago was authorized this year by the General Assembly
https://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/chicago-casino-study-location-tax-539801311.html

ABC7
— Chicago casino feasibility study finds ‘onerous’ tax structure would impede profits – Craig Wall
https://abc7chicago.com/politics/chicago-casino-profits-hampered-by-onerous-tax-structure-study-finds/5464899/

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Marijuana stores on the Mag Mile? Cannabis companies eye Michigan Avenue, possibly redefining ‘high street’ retail – ALLY MAROTTI and RYAN ORI
https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-marijuana-dispensary-michigan-avenue-20190813-t7hf732rs5heza265pu542vzmi-story.html
— Park Ridge officials look to ban recreational marijuana sales — for now – JENNIFER JOHNSON (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/park-ridge/ct-prh-no-cannabis-sales-tl-0815-20190813-nuznng4ryvfnlcv6hcgreq5x4m-story.html
— Proposed Chicago casino unattractive to investors because of ‘onerous’ taxes; South and West side sites wouldn’t draw tourists, says a state-hired consultant – DAN PETRELLA, RYAN ORI, JOHN BYRNE and JAMIE MUNKS
https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-new-chicago-casino-feasibility-report-20190813-pworka5rzffhdme7yscb4e6n6a-story.html
— Rescuing a Chicago casino from Springfield’s greedy tax grab – Editorial
https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/editorials/ct-editorial-casino-chicago-taxes-consultant-20190813-ilpk2yhm6bf6hpjjtjytjg4mjm-story.html
— What role does ‘toxic masculinity’ play in mass shootings? – Clarence Page
https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/clarence-page/ct-column-mass-shooters-dayton-el-paso-toxic-masculinity-page-20190813-cin4sh2iszb7xl5a7hcbvq3i6a-story.html

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Middle school students must now learn civics, whatever that means Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation requiring a semester of civics. The goal is to teach kids how to be good citizens. But what about their folks? – Phil Kadner (DIERSEN: According to Democrats, “civics” is a) advancing the Democrat Party platform and b) getting rid of Republicans.) 
https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/2019/8/13/20803883/chicago-public-schools-civics-gov-pritzker-civics-legislation-american-history

DAILY HERALD
— Arlington Heights leaders meeting tonight to discuss allowing pot sales (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.) 
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/arlington-heights-leaders-meeting-tonight-to-discuss-allowing-pot-sales
— OUTSTANDING: Palatine village council still says no to video gambling in town – Christopher Placek
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/palatine-village-council-still-says-no-to-video-gambling-in-town
— College of DuPage strives to meet new workplace demands – Brian Caputo
https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20190813/college-of-dupage-strives-to-meet-new-workplace-demands-

CHAMPAIGN/URBANA NEWS GAZETTE
— Urbana taking public comment Monday on allowing sale of recreational pot – Debra Pressey (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.news-gazette.com/news/urbana-taking-public-comment-monday-on-allowing-sale-of-recreational/article_b235c388-d2d1-58e3-8c1c-2e9f51e146a3.html

DAILY CHRONICLE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DeKalb council shows support for pot shops – KELSEY RETTKE (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.daily-chronicle.com/2019/08/13/dekalb-council-shows-support-for-pot-shops/ah5kl39/

HERALD REVIEW
— GOP official Anthony Sarros says Trump banner, flag taken from Illinois State Fair tent – Bernard Schoenburg 
https://herald-review.com/news/state-and-regional/gop-official-says-trump-banner-flag-taken-from-illinois-state/article_d1bf5014-5987-55c3-be99-4070d5f799c2.html

ST. LOUIS TODAY
— Administration sweeps up undocumented workers while employers escape sanction – Editorial
https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-administration-sweeps-up-undocumented-workers-while-employers-escape-sanction/article_90ac74d5-fdef-5503-b667-49644ada3d2a.html

GALESBURG REGISTER MAIL
— Galesburg to talk cannabis businesses next week – Robert Connelly (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://www.galesburg.com/news/20190813/galesburg-to-talk-cannabis-businesses-next-week

LISLE PATCH
— Lisle To Weigh Pros, Cons Of Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries Villagers will talk about whether to allow recreational cannabis dispensaries in Lisle. – Lisa Marie Farver (DIERSEN: Today, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
https://patch.com/illinois/lisle/lisle-weigh-pros-cons-recreational-cannabis-dispensaries

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Analysis: Residents receiving food stamps down 4.1% from last year
https://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/512963348-analysis-residents-receiving-food-stamps-down-4-1-from-last-year

NPR ILLINOIS
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants need public assistance?
https://www.nprillinois.org/post/advocates-oppose-rule-penalizes-immigrants-needing-benefits#stream/0

CENTER SQUARE
— Illinois governor says chairmanship shift for indicted state senator ‘appropriate first step’ – Greg Bishop
https://www.thecentersquare.com/illinois/illinois-governor-says-chairmanship-shift-for-indicted-state-senator-appropriate/article_62168c28-bded-11e9-85ba-87fbf9f38d85.html

PRAIRIE STATE WIRE
— Thomas More Society seeking clients to fight Illinois’ “exceptionally evil” abortion rights law – W.J. Kennedy |
https://prairiestatewire.com/stories/513029559-thomas-more-society-seeking-clients-to-fight-illinois-exceptionally-evil-abortion-rights-law

DUPAGE COUNTY
— VIDEO: Du Page County Board Regular Meeting 8/13/2019 10:00 AM (DIERSEN: Today, at this meeting, Dick Furstenau and I urged the DuPage County Board to ban the sale of pot in DuPage County unincorporated areas.)
http://dupage.iqm2.com/Citizens/SplitView.aspx?Mode=Video&MeetingID=8241&Format=Agenda

CITY OF WHEATON
— VIDEO: Planning Session 8-12-19 (DIERSEN: 120+ attended this Wheaton City Council Roosevelt Road Corridor planning session Monday evening August 12, 2019. The 38 attendees who spoke included Jeffery Antonelli who is seeking to be appointed to fill the Wheaton West District City Council vacancy. Several speakers called for stopping any action toward rezoning until the vacancy is filled. 12 of the 38 who spoke were voters in my precinct.) 
https://vimeo.com/353500063

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Two Female Pro-Life Elected Officials (Ives & Sanguinetti) Running Against Each Other for Congress
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2019/08/13/two-female-pro-life-elected-officials-running-against-each-other-for-congress/

REPUBLICAN NEWS WATCH
— Ignore the Illinois Swamp Mr. President and commute Blagojevich’s sentence – DOUG E. IBENDAHL
http://republicannewswatch.com/wp/?p=14774

CAPITOL FAX
— Rodney Davis to host second public forum with an Eastern Bloc member
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/rodney-davis-to-host-second-public-forum-with-an-eastern-bloc-member/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats make it clear that they want to abolish the Second Amendment.
https://capitolfax.com/2019/08/13/just-one-more-reason-why-we-need-better-security-at-gun-shops/

WASHINGTON TIMES
— Democrats tagging Trump as white supremacist a losing strategy – Joseph Curl
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/democrats-tagging-trump-as-white-supremacist-a-los/
— House Dems warn foreign governments to ‘cease and desist’ business with Trump properties – Stephen Dinan (DIERSEN: My critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes hint/imply/argue/shout a) that I should cease and desist from sending GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails out and b) that everyone should cease and desist from sending them.) 
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/13/house-dems-warn-foreign-governments-cease-and-desi/

WASHINGTON EXAMINER
— The digital lynching of gay GOP ex-congressman Aaron Schock – Brad Polumbo
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-digital-lynching-of-gay-gop-ex-congressman-aaron-schock

AMERICAN THINKER
— The Left creates a hullabaloo over denying green cards to migrants who are public charges – Monica Showalter
https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/the_left_creates_a_hullaballoo_over_denying_green_cards_to_migrants_who_are_public_charges.html

BREITBART
— Promises Kept: Donald Trump Rule Prevents Immigrants from Abusing Welfare – CHARLIE SPIERING
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/12/promises-kept-donald-trump-rule-prevents-immigrants-from-abusing-welfare/
— Leftists Threaten Before Shooting at ICE Facility: ‘We Know Where All Your Children Live’ – JOHN BINDER
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/13/exclusive-watch-leftists-threaten-before-shooting-at-ice-facility-we-know-where-all-your-children-live/

DAILY CALLER
— After ICE Raids, US Citizens Flock To Jobs – KYLE HOOTEN (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ice-raids-jobs/

GOPUSA
— Hopeful prospective workers flood job fair after illegal aliens removed by ICE raid (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
http://www.gopusa.com/hopeful-prospective-workers-flood-job-fair-after-illegal-aliens-removed-by-ice-raid/

TOWNHALL
— Why Are College-educated Whites More Likely to Say Trump is Racist Than Non-college Educated Ones? – Lauren Cooley
https://townhall.com/columnists/laurencooley/2019/08/13/why-are-collegeeducated-whites-more-likely-to-say-trump-is-racist-than-noncollege-educated-ones-n2551591
— Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society – Dennis Prager
https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2019/08/13/meanwhile-this-is-what-lgbtq-organizations-are-doing-to-society-n2551561

NATIONAL REVIEW
— The Overreach of LGBTQ Organizations – DENNIS PRAGER
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/the-overreach-of-lgbtq-organizations/

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
— Lou Dobbs Warns Trump: Your Base “Is Expecting A Wall” By November 2020 – Tim Hains 
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/08/13/lou_dobbs_warns_trump_your_base_is_expecting_a_wall.html

THE HILL
— Democrats turn tragedy into politics – MADISON GESIOTTO
https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/457145-democrats-turn-tragedy-into-politics
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Trump.
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/457276-orourke-pens-cnn-op-ed-on-el-paso-shooting-in-todays-america-it-was-only-a

HUFFINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: O’Rourke promotes hatred against Fox News.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/beto-o-rourke-fox-news_n_5d530f62e4b05fa9df05f27a

CNN
— Labor union sues over banning talk of ‘resistance’ or impeachment by federal employees
https://m.cnn.com/en/article/h_9178ebda3310967565771ebcad9c2b6a

ABC NEWS
— Federal workers sue for the right to criticize political candidates – ANNE FLAHERTY
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/federal-workers-sue-criticize-political-candidates/story?id=64950300

WASHINGTON POST
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats want immigrants because they vote for Democrats. RINOs want immigrants because RINOs want cheap labor. What percent of immigrants “need public assistance?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/13/trump-just-did-what-republicans-congress-wouldnt-agree/
— Citizens line up for Mississippi jobs but fear the impact of ICE raids – Jonnelle Marte (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/08/13/citizens-line-up-mississippi-jobs-fear-ice-raids-impact-immigrants/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Disgustingly, outrageously, and tragically, the Republican Party lets people hold leadership position who reject much, most, if not virtually all of the Republican Party platform. The aforesaid, their operatives, and their dupes in the Illinois Republican Party, in the DuPage County Republican Central Committee, and in the Milton Township Republican Central Committee work extremely hard against me. 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2019/08/13/daily-202-new-polls-identify-fault-lines-inside-the-gop-over-trump-s-immigration-agenda-and-treatment-of-asylum-seekers/5d52373988e0fa79e5481f55/

BOSTON GLOBE
— Officials: Don’t get high on a boat – Dan Adams
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/marijuana/2019/07/29/officials-don-get-high-and-boat/sJVDNmEe0B6ctpV7KLuq4J/story.html

USA TODAY
— Job fair after ICE raids: Here’s who showed up for Koch Foods plant jobs – Justin Vicory (DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2019/08/12/ms-ice-raids-koch-foods-job-fair-forest-who-how-many-applied/1990473001/

AMERICA JESUIT REVIEW
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to deplore ‘public charge’ rule change to legal immigration.
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/church-leaders-deplore-public-charge-rule-change-legal-immigration
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Democrats and RINOs get church leaders to “commit to helping asylum seekers at the southern border.”
https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2019/08/13/knights-columbus-commit-helping-asylum-seekers-southern-border

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Trump’s Base of Support Is Receptive to His Hard Line on Immigration Among Republicans and Republican-leaning Americans, support for a path to legal status has dropped, Pew poll finds – Jesse Naranjo
https://www.wsj.com/articles/trumps-base-of-support-is-receptive-to-his-hard-line-on-immigration-11565701632

MEDIA POST
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: Boomers Return To The High Times – George Simpson (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/339082/boomers-return-to-the-high-times.html
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Measured edibles will reintroduce THC to the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll generation — who, by and large, gave up smoking dope as they had kids and moved up the career ladder. I am already surrounded by seniors who get high when they go to concerts, movies or even just watch the sunset. I know younger folks who microdose in preparation for everything from writing a PowerPoint to boarding a plane. I am fully cognizant of the argument that you should only get high on life and that using THC is an escapist crutch to avoid reality. But as edibles (and soon drinkables) spread across the nation, it will be a huge improvement over those who abuse alcohol and become unbearably boorish. I can’t wait to be one toke over the line, sweet Jesus (again).)

VERGE
— DISGUSTING, TRAGIC: DRINK UP, STONERS Big Alcohol is pouring billions into the drinkable marijuana market. But is that how anybody wants to get high? – Amanda Chicago Lewis (DIERSEN: How are you different from others? I have never used pot and I never will use pot.)
https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/30/18639829/weed-beer-drinkable-marijuana-cannabis-drinks-alcohol

INQUISITR
— Donald Trump Banners, Yard Signs, Other Paraphernalia Stolen From Republican Booth At Illinois State Fair – Aaron Homer
https://www.inquisitr.com/5580037/donald-trump-banners-yard-signs-other-paraphernalia-stolen-from-republican-booth-at-illinois-state-fair/

GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE
— Union Sues to Give Federal Employees the Right to Talk ‘Impeachment’ and ‘Resistance’ The American Federation of Government Employees argues the Office of Special Counsel violated the First Amendment with guidance on using those terms. – COURTNEY BUBLÉ
https://www.govexec.com/oversight/2019/08/union-sues-give-federal-employees-right-talk-impeachment-and-resistance/159151/

GAO
— GAO’s Professional Development Program – Watchdogs in Training (DIERSEN: Were you an intern? GAO audits IRS. When I transferred from IRS to GAO in 1980 when I was 31 years old, my Democrat GAO superiors, supervisors, coworkers, and subordinated did not want me to transfer, but failing that, they wanted me to transfer as a GS-4 Step 1 (currently $33,591/year) intern, that is, to suffer a $60,001/year (64%) pay cut in today’s dollars. They painted what GAO Analysts do as being a unique “trade or occupation.” They would not have done that if I had been a Democrat, minority, female, or veteran. They viciously demonized, denigrated, and condemned the fact a) that I had worked for IRS for almost 9 years, the last 5 1/2 years of which at the GS-12 Step 1-5 levels, currently $82,579-$93,592/year, b) that much of what IRS Revenue Officers do is similar to what GAO Analysts do, c) that I had passed the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979, d) that I had earned an MBA from Loyola in 1976, and e) that I had almost completed the requirements for a master’s degree in accounting from DePaul. They were furious that I transferred with me almost 12 years of federal seniority, 30 days of unused vacation days, and 130 unused sick days.)
https://blog.gao.gov/2019/08/13/gaos-professional-development-program-watchdogs-in-training/

MEXICO NEWS DAILY
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Trump-haters promote hatred against America.
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/growing-hostility-against-mexicans-in-us/